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American Samoa

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Population: 55,519 (est.)

Language(s): English, Samoan

Capital: Pago Pago (de facto), Fagatogo (seat of government)

Interesting Facts:

  • The US$ is the official currency of American Samoa.
  • According to the World Christian Database, the population of American Samoa is 98.3% Christian, 0.7% agnostic, 0.3% Chinese Universalist, 0.3% Buddhist and 0.3% Baha’i.
  • American Samoa is a group of six Polynesian islands in the South Pacific.
  • American Samoa uses 110-volt electric current and plugs identical to those in the United States and Canada.

American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa). The main (largest and most populous) island is Tutuila, with the Manu?a Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory.

American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.

The 2010 census showed a total population of 55,519 people. The total land area is 76.1 square miles (197.1 km2), slightly more than Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States.

Source: Wikipedia

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